Did you hear about the woman who spent days in the hospital because the cocktail jeans stopped her circulation and caused numbness and temporary paralysis? Lean jeans could make a girl feel sexy, but obviously they can be a health hazard. Skinny jeans are designed to hug your body and it is common to buy them a little loose as they stretch as you wear them. But there is a difference between narrow and very narrow.
How to know when jeans are tight. Credit: rkristoffersen / iStock / GettyImages
If your waist or hips reach above the waist – a word that looks like a crotch top – it's a sign to go through one or two sizes. On the other hand, sometimes the waist is a little loose, but the fit is great on the legs and buttocks. These jeans may work, but you may only need a slight adjustment for a perfect fit in the middle.
Fire on the seams
If you feel the side seams of your skin dig into your flesh, they are probably too tight. A comfortable fit will show your curves – very tight and will fit the seams on your skin. If you have recesses in your waist or on the sides of your legs when pulling the jeans, you should increase the size of your next purchase.
The test of the closet
The woman, who was rushed to the hospital for overly tight jeans, was forced to spend most of her day exacerbating the negative impact of her pants on her nerves. If you are trying on skinny skinny jeans, go in all the directions you will have all day: lie down, sit down, climb stairs and bend over. If your movement is somewhat restricted or if you find that you need to keep your breath working, your jeans can be dangerously tight. Another sign: If you sit on a bench and you can't even pull a small pinch around your thighs, you will zoom in.
Very tight jeans are often not flattering. They can really make you look taller than you. Not all body types are reinforced by sharp or overly thin jeans. For example, pear-shaped bodies – small at the top and larger at the bottom – benefit from a more even foot shape to balance.
Jeans should hug you in the right places, not the outlines of your cellphone pointing to your back pocket. If all else fails, ask a fierce sincere friend or family member – if an eyebrow rises, a lip flickers or the answer is "yes", trust their answer.